Bassmaster Elite Series

The Bassmaster Elite Series is the highest level of professional bass fishing tournaments. Competitors must qualify for the series through the St. Croix Bassmaster Opens or the TNT Fireworks B.A.S.S. Nation, and anglers who are already on the Elite Series must re-qualify each year by maintaining enough points throughout the season. The pro anglers compete all season for the opportunity to win points toward the Progressive Bassmaster Angler of the Year award and to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic.

The series was founded in 2006. Its predecessors were the Bassmaster Tour, Top 150 and Top 100. 

Elite Series Resources

Payment info, Marshal registration and Info Sheets.

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Getting down to business

After winning the 2022 Bassmaster Rookie of the Year and also winning an event my first year on the Elites, I came into 2023 with what I think are reasonable...

Shifting focus to the Classic

I’ve spent a lot of time evaluating the first two Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments because I’m a little shocked that I didn’t do better, or take advantage of these Florida...

Keep my fishing simple

To start the season with a 20th-place finish at Lake Okeechobee and 25th at Seminole, I’m pretty happy with those results. I had never been to either of those lakes,...

Having fun in Florida

It’s hard to believe that I’m now starting my 11th season fishing professionally in the U.S. Back in 2012 when I got my start, I would have been happy to...

Downey gears up for the Classic

PARK FALLS, WIS. (March 8, 2023) – Competitive fishing’s grandest stage will be in Knoxville, Tennessee, March 24-26, when the 2023 Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Toyota...

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